The Blues put their miserable Premier League and their recent 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain behind them and romped to victory against the Citizens, winning 5-1 to advance to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Diego Costa’s opener was cancelled out by City youngster David Faupala, but the floodgates opened for the Pensioners in the second half as they triumphed in emphatic style against the dismal Sky Blues.
Willian and Gary Cahill gave the Pensioners control of the bout, before Eden Hazard’s free kick and Bertrand Traore’s fluke header secured a convincing victory.
However, the gloss has been taken off the triumph after the behaviour of a portion of the City fanbase, who saw fit to throw coins at the visiting players when they celebrated Faupala’s goal.
Speaking after the match, interim coach Hiddink has condemned the fans’ actions and supported Chelsea’s plans—as revealed on the club website—to identify and ban those responsible.
“I condemn it strongly,” the Dutch coach began, as reported by talkSPORT. “Those people, those persons, they must not come into stadiums.”
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